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. the father of the nation. nelson mandela was born in 1918, raised by african nobility and set up south africa's first black law form. he joined congress and campaigned campaigned for non- violent resistance. in 1960 police opened fire on black protesters. 69 people, including 10 children were dead. it pushed the anc to armed struggle. >> i feel that it is useless for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government -- >> the anc was outlawed and in 1964 nelson mandela was sentenced to life in prison, convicted of attempting to over throw the government. he became a symbol of resistance. after 27 years he was released in 1990. and emerged as the face of the anti-apartheid movement. four months later he appeared before a standing room only crowd at the oakland coliseum. >> it is you, the people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope. >> free man nelson mandela stepped into negotiations to bring democracy to south africa. in 1993 honored with the noble peace prize. a year later nelson mandela became south africa's first bla
coverage on the death of nelson mandela. today in south africa, it was a day of mourning, reflection and remembrance as large crowds continue to gather outside the former president's home in johannesburg. the president of south africa today finalized the schedule veptsst for his funeral. leaders from all over the world will be attending. it will include ten days of mourning that will culminate with a state funeral and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, j
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